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It's another sign of spring -- the opening games of the baseball season. We'll talk about science and medicine as they relate to America's pastime.
Ira and guests talk about the physics and materials science that go into one of the symbols of summer -- the baseball bat.
The new Yankee Stadium has been accused of being too home-run happy. We'll take a look at the physics of the ballpark, and the combination of engineering factors that help shape the play of America's pastime.
We use our hands to play flamenco guitar, crochet a sweater and grip a baseball bat...but how did we get such great dexterity? In this segment of Science Friday, guest host Joe Palca takes a look at how humans came up with such a great hand.
New research sifts through the statistics of the disabled list in Major League Baseball.
In this month's Science Diction, we look at the origins of the word 'comet.'
The comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers last year, will zoom past ...
The European Space Agency’s Philae lander is the first probe to touch down on a ...
The Rosetta spacecraft has detected the scent of a comet...and it stinks.
As Comet ISON skirts the sun, it could be destroyed—or emerge, even more spectac...
\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t